Well, good old “Chuckles the Clown” Schumer, D-NY, is at it again – opening his mouth and spouting idiocy. Anyone surprised?
Seems that Chuckles gave an interview with HuffPost Live the other day. You know, HuffPo –that major online wannabe liberal media outlet that pays its authors and contributors so well?
Here’s what Chuckles had to say when asked about whether his colleagues were “willing to admit” that the NRA is a “fringe group”:
“Well they sure are a fringe group, but whether enough of my colleagues are ready to admit that, I’m not sure.
They are a very extreme group. They don’t even represent average gun holders.”
A link to video of the interview can be found at the link above.
A “fringe group”? Hardly, Chuckles. By definition, a “fringe group” is viewed favorably by a small minority, with a large majority viewing them unfavorably.
According to the latest NBC/WSJ polling, 41% of Americans view the NRA favorably; 34%, unfavorable. Same favorable percentage as two years ago, as a matter of fact. And much better than in the 1990s, when the NRA was “underwater” (e.g., higher percentage of unfavorable views than favorable).
In comparison, 24% of Americans view the entertainment industry favorably, while 39% view the entertainment industry negatively.
Congress? According to the most recent RCP polling (7-17 Jan 2013), try an approval rate of a bit over 15% – and a disapproval rate of close to 80%. Now we’re getting close to “fringe group” territory.
Hey, Chuckles – where did you say you worked again?
Geez. As Bugs Bunny put it decades ago: “What a maroon!”